Red Wine by Nugan Estate from Australia. Dark purple. Spicy blackcurrant and cherry aromas are complemented by Asian spices and floral oils. Lively and precise on the palate, offering gently sweet, incisive dark fruit flavors and a hint of spicecake. Finishes on a gentle tannic note, with very good clarity and an echo of candied flowers. Scuffy is Nugan Estate’s Shiraz vineyard manager – he’s a mountain of a man and always looks like he’s been wrestling the local wildlife. Despite constantly looking untidy and in desperate need of a shave, he seems to be a real charmer with the ladies. He is excused for being so rough around the edges since he really knows what he’s doing in the vineyards – and because the staff gets to tell silly stories about him at the local pub.